Dynamic Circuit Specialisation for Key-Based Encryption Algorithms and DNA Alignment
Parameterised reconfiguration is a method for dynamic circuit specialization on FPGAs. The main advantage of this new concept is the high resource efficiency. Additionally, there is an automated tool flow, TMAP, that converts a hardware design into a more resource-efficient run-time reconfigurable design without a large design effort. The authors will start by explaining the core principles behind the dynamic circuit specialization technique. Next, they show the possible gains in encryption applications using an AES encoder. Their AES design shows a 20.6% area gain compared to an unoptimized hardware implementation and a 5.3% gain compared to a manually optimized third-party hardware implementation.